22.06.2017   21:14    Project Management

Ways to use checklists in Deskun

One fundamental of personal and work productivity is setting specific objectives with measurable results. Smaller tasks are naturally more accessible to human comprehension and successful completion.

Experienced managers know about the Work Breakdown Structure and that each big task has to be divided into smaller parts; supplied with specific requirement lists. This process has been dubbed "decomposition". There is a handy "Checklists" feature in Deskun for this purpose.

Experienced managers know about the Work Breakdown Structure and that each big task needs decomposition (dividing into smaller parts) supplied with a list of specific requirements for work. There is a handy "Checklists" feature in Deskun for this purpose.

The correct decomposition principles are as follows:

  • The subtask should logically flow out of the “mother” task. As an example, laying the basement foundations is part of building a house since basement is a part of the final result.
  • The result of each subtask must be measurable and unique in the context of the task.
  • Reporting on the results should be a separate subtask.
  • The optimal time for subtask completion is no longer than 3 days. Therefore, the subtask "Build walls" is not a well-formulated one, since it takes more than 3 days to implement it.

 

Ways to use checklists in Deskun

Checklists in Deskun can be created along with new tickets or attached to already existing tickets.

1. Task management. You can specify one major task by creating a list of subtasks within a ticket or adding a list of work requirements.

Every change to the checklist item is recorded in ticket history. One important advantage of checklists is that successful execution of smaller tasks motivates workers with a sense of accomplishment.



2. Personal productivity. You can create to-do lists with Deskun. This is a great tool for sorting out multiple concurrent tasks. An average human holds 7±2 items in their short-term memory. It always pays off to get to that magic number! With Deskun you can create a "Weekly plan" ticket and add necessary subtasks as checklist items. Such lists can help you handle work and day-to-day tasks alike!

 



3. Get creative: you can note attendance at an event related to a ticket. All you need to do is to attach attendee names as checklist items.